I installed Defender a couple months ago and at that time you suggested Jetpack for Brute Force attack. Then last week you suggested that the new addition to Defender would handle the Brute Force attack and that I could drop Jetpack.
I have followed your suggestions and I am wondering how long I should expect it to take for Defender to have sufficient data to effectively handle Brute Force attacks?
Since making the change over (eliminating Jetpack and using Defender exclusively) my sites have been overwhelmed with Brute Force attacks and the admin has been difficult to access. Thus far Defender has blocked 1500+/- IP addresses but it doesn't seem to be improving access to the admin section of the site - if anything the admin is getting slower and more difficult to access.
At this point I am wondering if there is a way to just whitelist access to the login page as I can't continue with my sites being inaccessible.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.